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Clarification about Conditional Offers
We are starting to receive communication from parents who are concerned about the information given about Conditional Offers.
Please do not worry about this - it is a technicality that arises when any new school opens and is not specific to GWA. GWA will need to enter into something called a "Funding Agreement" with the Department for Education; when this is signed depends upon how quickly a number of smaller agreements can be put in place. Mr Davis is ensuring that GWA is ahead of deadline on all of the necessary work however we are also depended on the DfE to respond to the documents we submit.
In short, if the Funding Agreement is not signed before the offer day of 1st March 2018 then Swindon Borough Council will need to cover their legal obligations by offering you a place at another school as well as (not instead of) a 'conditional' place at GWA. As soon as the Funding Agreement is signed then the place at GWA is confirmed and the other offer is no longer required.
We sincerely hope that the Funding Agreement will be signed before 1st March 2018 and that conditional offers are therefore not needed but the date of signing is not entirely in our hands. We therefore decided to make sure that everyone was aware of the situation, even though it is slightly complicated, just in case it arises.
If you still have any uncertainties about this, please contact us or the Local Authority for further clarification.
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